The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9:00 pm for portions of southern Minnesota -- including Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Rice, and Scott counties.

Frequent lightning, heavy rain, large hail, and damaging winds will be possible in and near the watch area.

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The severe weather threat will return across the area Thursday afternoon.

From the National Weather Service this afternoon: Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon across far eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Damaging winds and severe hail are the primary threats.

Stay weather-aware, and have multiple ways to receive warnings.

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